Keyboard doesn't work if X was started as user

Tassilo Horn tassilo at
Mon Oct 1 07:31:31 PDT 2007

Daniel Stone <daniel at> writes:

Hi Daniel,

>> You have it as a symlink.... which is not what i said. It should be
>> an empty directory.
>> I used to have the same symlink :)
> If /var/lib/xkb is a directory writeable by the X server, then that's
> fine.

This should be fine, right?

heimdall at baldur ~> ll -d /var/lib/xkb
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K 2007-10-01 15:15 /var/lib/xkb/
heimdall at baldur ~> ll /var/lib/xkb
total 4.0K
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 644 2007-09-26 16:09 README.compiled
heimdall at baldur ~> ll /usr/share/X11/xkb/compiled
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12 2007-10-01 15:03 /usr/share/X11/xkb/compiled -> /var/lib/xkb/

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